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marcus tongs new to elected prime minister once again called will be us to ireland to drone strikes and become treat we'll take a look at the many civilian victims of america's born terror. a major yourself but what falls by a top secret court order to her and over the phone calls of millions of its clients to the national security agency. back to the brink three minutes to return to the country to face demands for him to resign over a brutal police crackdown on demonstrators that level of thousands injured.
hello and welcome to. news line from moscow volatile main story now u.s. drone strikes on pakistani soil must end that's according to the country's new the elected prime minister who is once again demanded washington respects his country's sovereignty this comes amid mounting reports on the many civilian casualties in america's war on terror. some of them and her report contains some graphic images. the locals call it death in the skies in pakistan's northwest tribal region an american drone as seen from the ground it's become the weapon of choice in the u.s. war on terror and this is the damage it can wreak under president obama more than three hundred such strikes on pakistani soil against alleged al qaeda and taliban suspects. but ordinary civilians also pay a price this man is one of them i mean a lot was on his way to work at
a mine near his village when a drone struck the area he lost his leg in the attack three other miners who were with them lost their lives we live in constant fear of another strike we are simple villagers who are stuck in a war that we didn't ask for it's a hopeless feeling or to be death is above our heads all the time although the attack took place three years ago i mean a loss says the pain is still severe the sight of his injuries upsets his four children meanwhile depression anxiety and lingering fear have pushed him to take up tranquilizer pills and i do them in the same arrogance should be able to tell an ordinary person from a television leader what they should know who they're killing of what did we do to deserve this. this is my ex any grown arctic it's a question echoed by now darren who lost part of his hearing short term memory and nearly his foot when. the drone shockwave was so intense that it threw us i saw it far from the place where we were sleeping after several minutes there was another
strike and it killed many more people attorneys out of bar has sued both the u.s. and pakistan on behalf of the civilian victims he says they're the voiceless people of the zeerust on isolated by geography and politics simply call it a concentration camp that you have build a wall of. military and militants and behind that wall you keeping more than eight hundred thousand people who are not allowed to come out and no one from the rest of the country is allowed to go in and that's a kind of tree which u.s. is using to use and test its drone program in many ways the epicenter of the cia's highly classified drone program is a black hole on the map a region of pakistan off limits to outsiders especially westerners now evidence of the drone strikes is almost impossible to get but these were smuggled to islamize bought from the tribal areas they're believed to be fragments of actual hellfire missiles retrieved from a war zone most americans never get to see the fragments collected by
a local journalist who spent years documenting the civilian toll of drone especially on children just images of the living and the dead for nor it's personal . to me whenever my three year old daughter hears a plane she runs inside and won't sleep that night the children here have been traumatized by the drones the sound of a door banging shut is enough to terrify them. and that fear can turn to anger a new generation radicalized by the war by carrying out drone strikes killing innocent people who are not part of the conflict you are just widening the conflict . you're giving a reason to people who were not part of the conflict to become part of the conflict . of course this is make me hate the americans we are angry and want revenge they've destroyed our lives my parents my wife my children we all see america as our worst enemy now while promising to rein in their use the white house says
drones are both legal and effective that's. all that's on. us. when translated by defense that's cold comfort for the victims you see captain of pakistan and while the u.s. authorities claim drones only his military targets american media has been reporting that classified documents indicate the cia did not always know who they were killing during a time and let's not take a look at some actual numbers that according to the bureau of investigative journalism up to eight hundred eighty four civilians have reportedly been killed it's estimated two hundred children are among the victims meanwhile the number of drone strikes has increased six fold since president obama took office and chris
words from the bureau for investigative journalism says with these figures in mind there needs to be much more transparency in the drawing. with so many civilians reported killed and yet the cia claiming that it's killed no more than fifty or sixty civilians i think there is a need for an open not only an open inquiry but also for the cia to share the information meet those on who it believes it's killed in places like pakistan president obama's speech the other week did seem to promise more openness but unfortunately we don't seeing signs of that just yet in pakistan we now have an incoming government that's making absolutely clear to the united states that it doesn't want these drone strikes i don't think they're going to stop most of that strikes there in pakistan these days i'm really not related to al qaida and to terrorist activities but really to the war across the border in afghanistan and the drone war has changed quite significantly over the ten years or so it's been
running we see the united states talking about using drones in syria for example we have had colds from iraq and wonder recently for the u.s. to use drones that so there's a concern among some that the u.s. will start to use these drones as an easy plank in their view of foreign policy. millions of americans are having their phone records harvested without their knowledge the white house has found the u.s. national security agency forced arrives in one of the nation's biggest cell phone providers to hand over call data in bulk the company has decided to comment to r.t. on the shit ton bought and bought me the details and that. this was started by the british newspaper the guardian that managed to obtain documents we'll show you a little extract from those documents from the u.s. national security agency and a secret court there that they've used these documents we've taken a small extract to obtain the phone calls of millions of us customers of arisan one
of the largest telecommunications companies in the us wanting to call detail records and what are those those records specifically their telephony metadata we're looking at the the the numbers of both parties of the phone call the one making the called one receiving it location data from the call the time of the call and the duration so although the the contents of those calls aren't mentioned. if and if the authorities wanted to they could look at who was calling who where when and for how long that's a lot of data that you can use to try and pinpoint an individual and it's hoovering up all of that data does whoever their eyes and customers are yeah and how much of a shock this will be for americans it could possibly be a big shock there have been a number of surveillance scandals recently among them just last month the fox news
reporter who's emails and phones were monitored to try and get down towards a story that they thought the government thought was based on a state department leak fox very angry about that in their statement they called it downright chilling that this man was was monitored there is now really was due. his job as they said and also a week before that the department of justice caught having monitored around twenty phone lines of the associated press news agency in the us there suspected they were trying to trace the leak of a story of a foiled al qaeda bomb plot all of this building up both of those stories creating a big for a this one probably likely to as well the bush administration admitted this kind of mass gathering of telephone data this is the first instance so of the a bomb or administration perhaps continuing something similar it's not known the full extent of this that it that it might get to it is very likely that it could
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down as prime minister when he returns home after working trip abroad later. says day protesters won't premier at a one out after a brutal police kuantan demonstrations that's left thousands injured fresh clashes broke out overnight in ankara as police unleashed more tear gas and water cannons on unarmed civilians three people have died in the and west which began as a small gathering in istanbul that spread like wildfire cross the country in response to unprovoked please by tati despite the largely peaceful nature of the movement at the ones run that the demonstrators as foreign backed extremists and protesters have responded by calling him a paranoid dictator as arena reports. barricades in banners flags and tear gas turkey's going through a rough time right now so who's to blame but i'm going to consider the sincerity of these protests social media has been full of fabricated news baseless claims and
accusations against me for days therefore we should hang these people from the trees they are accustomed to the fact these tactless people are tweeting and messaging that we are victims of violence and drawing police powers are crushing us and the people who share these retreat these claims are just hundreds of fascists said prime minister go on before doesn't often african tour voices of dissent on istanbul's taksim square as well as many other squares and parks in turkey. but the turkish prime minister had by then already dismissed these voices as coming from drunkards and extremists the only types of people quit and protests in turkey according to this to completely dislikes a position to his ideas he take this as a personal offense and he you he's used to have. agrees from the public for a lot of time because he gained the house of waltz of to conquer this time probably
he didn't. i think that he didn't assume that the protests will be so big everyone's feelings for the protesters however on mirrored by the people on texan who believe only one has lost touch with reality and cares mostly about one person to his own it was here being and everybody where people were. trying to resist and people were trying to keep the spark and he was telling to be are you. saying that there is actually no project here going on and then you change his mind and you say there is of course a project that i will do what i want to do and then the research of spies spies everywhere and this commentary on the protests the prime minister insisted there are hundreds of thousands of foreign agents working to upset the status quo in the country i don't insist that it's these very agents that have instigated the address
in the first place and continue to work among the crowds encouraging dissent in turmoil today's news paper quoted a non named source in the government who claimed authorities have arrested some fifteen foreigners across the country in connection with the protests ironically many of them turned out to be nationals of iran a country which has been on early ones blacklist for quite some time but just a couple of months ago the prime minister cut a different picture delivering a heartfelt speech on the subject of human rights and freedoms. where there is no justice there is no humanity because there is justice and justice is excluded its place has shifted to man's identity the identity of human beings to speak it is impossible to claim that these people can build a decent life but in everyone's turkey lately people have been busy putting up barricades to keep police today rather than getting a prosperous future for themselves even. istanbul. and
go back to. top story now the debate over u.s. drone strikes on pakistani soil and for more analysis when i joined live by talat masood a retired three star pakistani general mr masood thank you very much indeed for joining us here on r.c. so the new prime minister has once again called for and then to the strikes the u.s. has never actually bothered to listen in the past it's not going to do it now what do you think. would think that they would also not listen to the present government also because they think that there is such time that the sanctuaries exist in pakistan and there are eight years on which the government has no control and doing the droll face why it's the need to end the u.s. troops withdraw from there i think it is they are not going to stop the drone attacks
that is different that they might reduce the frequency of the attacks but surely they will not reduce it and it would do is really sad because pakistan has been protesting and politically it has a very negative fallout in pakistan and it militancy but i don't think they will listen to pakistan. concerns you say it's very sad and isn't this all quite embarrassing even for pakistan that it seems completely powerless over events there happening on its own territory. you're absolutely right because what exactly is happening is that although it may have certain tactical advantage in the sense that you know if the pakistan does not have control then the drones at least some to some extent may contain the militants but on the political side it lowers the image of their state in the eyes of its people and as you rightly said it makes
them feel helpless and then it also ruins the relationship between the u.s. and pakistan on one hand there genuinely wanting to improve their relations because they think it would be mutually beneficial at a time when both countries are looking for stability in afghanistan and also it's positive impact on pakistan but of on the other when it comes to the use of drones i think america is not going to stop and that is where you find that the americans have given the responsibility of using the drones to the cia whereas. as far as pakistan is concerned where is the rest of the countries apart from you your men have been given to the pentagon and they have also said that they would use that very discreetly but in the state of pakistan and afghanistan i think they don't even want to own it want to talk of using it you know discreetly. but
such a time best say in the sense of minimizing military losses on day shouldn't the pakistani military be happy after all the dirty work being done for them. here that is one day of looking at it and as i said earlier. you know it has undoubtedly tactical advantages and that is why if you would recall that pakistan has been giving tacit approval to the use of drones and general musharraf in one of his recent interviews even admitted you know that he had given the sperm mission although he qualified it by saying that you know we had given permission only to be used very selectively and so on and that was only to protect himself but the fact was that the military leadership had given permission and that permission continued
for the next five years after the civilian government to coworkers and this government which has come in which is led by the minister now washoe eve who is the leader of the pm l. n. party and also the other party which is in opposition at the moment of him but on can't call their rican self i have been very vocal about it and the use of drones but i have a feeling that the now largely leave president sort of voice of concern is somewhat muted and he realizes that it would be no point in trying to take a very hard position because if the americans are not going to change their. position on drones then it would be very it would be even more embarrassing because if they keep on protesting and they don't change the policy then as you said earlier they would make them look too small and so i think they will. make
statements but will not be so emphatic as to create a rift and friction in their relationship with the u.s. right talat masood every time three star palestine channel thank you very much indeed for your time. twelve russians are included on charges of inciting violence against police they were arrested following process which ended in clenches in may last year on the eve of president bush's swearing in ceremony. in the preliminary hearings for. twelve people in the door all accused of inciting riots a year ago in may the sixth went to twelve and they could face up to eight years in prison if they're found guilty back then certainly just twenty four hours before the you know gratian of president bush in moscow saw probably the biggest violence that has seen in years everything was going rather smoothly in the anti putin
protest in the heart of most going to one part of the protesters attempted to break the police lines and move you know march towards the gravel and that's when the scuffles between the police and the protesters erupted which left more than eighty people injured and more than three hundred were arrested of course most of them were released straight away but twelve of them the police believe that they have enough evidence that these people were inciting riots and that's why this case has been going on for the last year obviously entering its final stage before hearings in central moscow court now this case has been riddled with controversy of course with the opposition describing these people as political prisoners and demanding them to be released we are seeing something like this today as well there are solitary pickets from both the opposition and the pro-government movements for the first are demanding the release of the prisoners the second are demanding justice to be the force we keeping our thumbs here on the ground that will be keeping all of us up to date with all the latest details as this court session is progressing.
in a raid in the most courageous russian authorities have arrested the leader of a terrorist cell which was reportedly planning an attack on the capital. costs are if the details now for. so far we know that the man's name is you lie. he was arrested this morning and this actually this is a continuance from another operation which was held on the twentieth of may and we're in an anti-terrorist operation and there were two suspected militant militants that were killed and one was detained actually various russian media reported earlier that so you lied via was one of those people well apparently he wasn't and he was arrested this morning now in both instances the suspects are accused of planning a series of terrorist acts right here in moscow and but they're a terrorist creation stem cell far beyond the borders of the russian federation
with authorities saying that the suspects were trains by an internationally recognized sarah group in northern brazil but it was their stand at some a border between pakistan and up going to start at the training involves both ideological instruction and old soul practical practical training in the use of combat and how to make explosives now speaking off the lockdown led by of who was arrested earlier today what russian national anti-terrorism committee now they claim he disguised himself as a gypsy cab driver or unlicensed taxi driver and while he was doing that say he was a staking out look ations for a potential terrorist tank. the u.s. as far as learning that its military endeavors in iraq are no guarantee of financial reward that after it was revealed to be a drink is now winning the race for iraq it will become the country's biggest customer and katie pilgrim trust me now in the studio to explain just how chinese
practicality is working hello there ok to see so despite be you were spending billions on the invasion of iraq it's china that is making billions from the investments in the region how exactly right will she know iraq is one of the top oil producers in the world and china is the biggest purchaser of this and actually nearly half of the oil iraqi oil goes to china she one point five million barrels a day that equates. really extend their presence as well they want to get hold of oil giant exxon mobil's presence in the iraqi feels that they want to expand and if we just go back to before the war during saddam hussein's time during that there was lots of sanctions and that really affected the oil market because it meant that it was cutoff from the markets and since then the market's been more and more friendly business environment for the likes of china to take advantage of china did
exactly that absolutely but what makes the chinese so attractive as a customer well they've got plenty of money lots of disposable income but really it's the way that they handled the iraqi government they really had a relationship going on the contracts are strict they've dealt with lower profits in order to win these billion dollar contracts in the long run and this lot is going on before he committed in the long run china has set up an airport on the iranian border to actually transport these iraqi workers into the oil fields there's also talk of direct flights going from beijing into iraq into baghdad very soon and in hotels a stauffer taking on a rocky accents in there are break in order to impress these chinese executives so does this all sound like good news good news for china i would say but some people in the u.s. aren't too happy about it i'm going to quote someone right now is michael makowski he was actually in the bush administration join the time and he's saying we lost
our just a paraphrase in just he said the chinese had nothing to do with the war but they've really benefited in terms of finance and all the late air forces are helping to assure that supplies of us have a bit of conflict going on that we know that china has actually benefited in the fact that that loans that they've given to america the interest rate on those lies has increased because america now more we know that they spent three trillion on this war so this wasn't the outcome many were expecting from the two thousand and three invasion. caitiff think you very much indeed for explaining all that to us thank you. can we have right after the break it's time to crunch the numbers financial show prime interest and after the break.
the school board in batavia illinois has decided to punish one teacher for his bad behavior by putting him on a strict probation play or what did he do to be deserve being part of this probation planted he do select punch a student in the face or to go in some sort of horribly racist or sexist ranted for the class so he just reminded the students that as americans they have the right to not incriminate themselves to put it more simply he told the students that they didn't have to answer a questionable survey about drug and alcohol use and their emotional state since the data from this questionnaire would be sent back to the private company that created it this raises even more privacy issues than just the school knowing about the students personal lives i would like to commend this teacher john dryden for actually going above and beyond and telling the children something they need to know you know if you're going to live in a society based on individual rights it would help to actually teach children what those rights are but that's just my opinion.